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Classmates Obituaries - Letter C

These obituaries correspond with the yearbooks that are listed on this website.  Whenever possible, the source of the obituary will be shown as well as the date.

Cain, Bonnie Sue Overby - Bonnie Sue Cain 78, of Hot Springs, passed away Sunday, January 29, 2012, in St Joseph's Mercy Medical Center surrounded by family and friends. She was born to George and Iva Lee Overby on July 22, 1933 in Plainview, Arkansas.
Bonnie was a graduate of Hot Springs High School and was a retired telephone operator from SBC (AT&T). She was a charter member of Hot Springs Baptist Church and enjoyed Razorback football and basketball, spending time with her family and friends and collecting Coca-Cola memorabilia.
She was predeceased by her parents, her beloved husband Loyd C. Cain, her eldest son Richard J. Cain and her brother Bobby Overby.
Survivors include one son Michael L. Cain of Berkeley, California; grandchildren Nicholas and Deidra Cain of Hot Springs, Zachary and Brett Cain of Winston-Salem, North Carolina; two great-grandchildren Ella Cain and Leighton Cain; one sister, Betty Wells; two sisters-in-law Shirley Cain Warren and Pamela Cain Murray; two brothers-in-law Doyle Cain and Hal Murray. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, February 2 at Gross Funeral Home with Rev. Manley Beasley, Jr., officiating. Visitation will be held Wednesday, February 1 from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at Gross Funeral Home. Burial will be at Lowe Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Don Dale, Bruce Warren, Chris Murray, Jeff Carpenter, Brett Duncan and Keith Dale.
Honorary pallbearers are Joann and Jim Hendrixson, Bernell Caldwell, Joy and Jim Alford, Jimmie and Wayne Tabor, Martha King, Diane Thompson, Sharon Green, Carolyn Moore, Peggy Shepherd, Betty and Steve Jackson, Larry Lively, Susan Siegel, the Telephone Group and Elizabeth Sunday School Class at Hot Springs Baptist Church.
Special thanks to the staff at St Joseph's and Arkansas Hospice for their compassionate care. Memorials may be made to Hot Springs Baptist Church. [from Gross Funeral Home online obituary]    [Class of 1951]

Caldwell, Jacqueline "Jackie" Clark - Jacqueline Caldwell, 77, of Hot Springs passed away Thursday, June 10, 2010, at home. She was born August 18, 1932, in Hot Springs to the late Clare and Edith Stitt Clark. She was predeceased by her husband of 56 years Renaford Stearns Caldwell and a son David Eric Caldwell. She was a an original board member of Quapaw House, one of the founders of the AIDS Resource Center, a volunteer for the Contact crisis line for 20 years, a DBS Alumni, one of the founders of the Telephone Pioneers of America in the Hot Springs area, co-owner of the Today Magazine in Hot Springs, former owner of the Arrangement Flower Shop and former president of the Floral Association of Hot Springs. She was a current member of Criterian Club and Stephens Ministry at First United Methodist Church where she was an active member.
Jackie will be greatly missed by her son, John, his wife Robyn and her grandchildren, Chris and Rachel, her many cousins and friends also mourn her. Jackie never met a stranger and would even spend hours on the phone with a wrong number. If anyone was down and out, they knew Jackie would help however she could, encouraging any and all who came her way.
Memorial Services will be held 1:00 p.m. Monday, June 14, 2010, at First United Methodist Church with Reverend William O. “Bud” Reeves officiating.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church.  [from Hot Springs Funeral Home online obituary]  [Class of 1950]

Caldwell, Ren - Ren Caldwell, 79, of Hot Springs, died Friday, April 25, 2008.
Born November 19, 1928, at Hot Springs, to Ford Weddington and Rena Stearns Caldwell, he was a member of First United Methodist Church; U.S. Air Force veteran; worked for F. C. Stearns Hardware and former owner of The Arrangement Flower Shop.  He was predeceased by one son, David Eric Caldwe;; and one sister, Nancy Anna Glidewell.
Survivors include his wife, Jackie Caldwell, of Hot Springs; one son and daughter-in-law, John and Robyn Caldwell, of Hot Springs; and two grandchildren, Chris Caldwell and Rachel Caldwell.
The memorial service will be Tuesday, April 29, 2008, at First United Methodist Church with the Revs. William O. Reeves and Jim Benfer officiating.
Memorials may be made to Arkansas Hospice, 628 Malvern Ave., Hot Springs, AR 71901 or First United Methodist Church.
Arrangements are by Hot Springs Funeral Home.  [Sentinel-Record, April 27, 2008, Page 8B] [Class of 1948]

Campbell, Mary Kathryn Ray - Mary Campbell, 82, of Hot Springs, commonly known by all as "Mary K", went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday November 20, 2013.
She was born in Hot Springs on June 7, 1931, and was a lifelong resident. She graduated from Hot Springs High School in 1949. She was a lifetime member of Mt. Tabor Community Church. She was a very active and loving woman that loved children and charity functions. She was very successful Stanley Home Products District Manager and also employed at Chem-Fab.
She was preceded in death by her husband of over 50 years, Herbert H. Campbell, her son, Eddy Lon Campbell, both of her parents Thelma Ethel Ray and Edward Ray and her sisters, Jo Berry and Gertie Milholen.
She is survived by her son, Christopher L. Campbell and her granddaughter, Haylee Kathryn Campbell.
Visitation will be conducted at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 23, 2013, at Mount Tabor Community Baptist Church prior to funeral service.
Funeral services will be conducted at Mount Tabor Community Church located on Mount Tabor Road, Hot Springs, Arkansas 71913 on Saturday, November 23, 2013, at 10:00 a.m.
After the service, the family will travel to Ebenezer Cemetery in Kirby, Arkansas, to conclude with brief graveside service.
Pallbearers will include Charles Ray, Jim Garibay, Lee Posey, Joe Gilbert, Paul Woods, Jeremy Mills, Bryan McDaniel and Jereme Harrell.
Honorary pallbearers include all the members of the Iron Order Motorcycle Club.
The Campbell Family has asked in lieu of flowers, please make donations in the name of "Mary Campbell" to Eleanor Klugh Jackson House for Crisis Intervention.  [from Davis-Smith Funeral Home online obituary]    [Class of 1949]

Campbell, Warren Edwards - Warren Edwards Campbell, 68, of Mountain Pine, Arkansas went to be with his Lord Friday, September 5, 2014. He was born March 21, 1946 in Hot Springs, Arkansas to the late John and Jean Campbell. Warren cherished his family, especially his grandchildren. He also loved electronics, gadgets and technology of all kinds. Warren was a happy man who treasured a good laugh, encouraged the people around him, and was a great friend to many. He was always able to make people smile and will be greatly missed.
Warren was a member of Cedar Glades Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon, Sunday School Teacher and Song Leader for many years.
Warren is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Donna; children Chris Campbell (Kimberly) and Kim Garner (Todd); brother Allen Campbell; sister Margaret “Bitsy” Campbell; nephew Kirby Campbell (Becky); ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers include Ronnie Sheffield, Terry Anderson, Jim Heindel, Kelly Morgan, Ronnie Graves and Tim Ramsey.
Honorary pallbearers include JT Redden, Everett and Polly Caldwell, Thomas “Gerald” and Beverly Leaton, the members of Cedar Glades Baptist Church, Dr. Reddy and staff and Dr. Bharany and staff.
Visitation will be Monday from 5-7 p.m.. at Caruth-Hale Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. in the Caruth-Hale Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Mike Griffith, Brother Terry Coleman and Brother James Preuett officiating. Burial will follow at Scott Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Cedar Glades Baptist Church.     [from Caruth-Hale Funeral Home online obituary]    [Class of 1964]

Caputo, Mary Norma Sheridan - Mary Norma Sheridan Caputo, 84, known to her friends and family by her nickname, “Doodle," of Hot Springs, passed away December 1 at Garland Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Doodle was born September 28, 1926, in Tullos, Louisiana, the daughter of John and Ruby (Ingram) Sheridan. She grew up in Hot Springs and graduated from Hot Springs High School.
She married John Caputo in 1946 and moved to Marshall County, Iowa. They moved to a farm near Conrad, Iowa, in 1961. She and her husband farmed and raised hogs until their retirement in 1992. She moved back to Hot Springs in 1999.
Doodle enjoyed reading, hand-stitch quilting and art painting.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John, and a brother, Harold Sheridan, of Hot Springs.
Survivors include her daughters, Jan (Carl) Brush of Yankton, South Dakota, Ann (John) McKinley of Waynesville, Ohio, Cindy Comer of Fort Collins, Colorado, a son, Mark (Deb) of Sioux City, Iowa, a sister, Dean Sheridan of Hot Springs and special neighbor and friend Lottie Sorrell. She had seven grandchildren, four great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
A graveside memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 16, 2011, at Morning Star Cemetery in Hot Springs. [from Hot Springs Funeral Home online obituary]    [Class of 1945]

Carter, JoAnn Kay "Joan" Henry - JoAnn (Joan) Kay Carter, age 75, of Hot Springs, departed this life on Monday, July 21, 2008, at her home following a long illness.
She was born on September 22, 1932, at Hot Springs, the daughter of Ira Henry Sr. and Juanita Perkins Henry. She spent her early life in Hot Springs and southern California. On December 18, 1959, she was married to Wayne Carter at the First Pentecostal Church in Hot Springs.
After graduating from Hot Springs High School in 1951, she began a career as a bookkeeper working at several businesses including the Arlington and Majestic hotels.
Left to cherish her memory are her husband and devoted caregiver, Wayne Carter, of Hot Springs; her daughter, Kimberly Godsey and husband, Ernie, of Bryant; her daughter, Kara Harris and husband, Scott, of Maumelle; three grandchildren, Kaycee Godsey, Kaitlin Harris and Jack Harris; her sister, Betty Mitchell, of Hot Springs; her brother, Ira Henry Jr., and his wife, Wanda, of San Marcos, California; several nieces, nephews, grandnephews and grandnieces.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 25, 2008, in Davis-Smith Funeral Home Chapel, Hot Springs, with the Rev. Billy Frank Glidewell and Chaplain Susan Miller officiating.
Interment will be in Crestview Cemetery under the direction of Davis-Smith Funeral Home, Hot Springs.
Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday evening.
Pallbearers will be C. W. Gilliam, Ernie Gosey, Scott Harris, Kenneth Moore, Chris Mitchell, Larry Sims and Rick Carter.
Honorary pallbearers will be the staff of Arkansas Hospice, the members of First Pentecostal Church, and her caregivers Elizabeth Harris and Helen Hughes. [from the Sentinel-Record, July 23, 2008, page 10A]    [Class of 1951]

Carter, John Edward - John Edward Carter, 71, of Hot Springs, died Tuesday, July 24, 2007, at home.  He was born July 5, 1936, in Hot Springs, Arkansas, to the late Grace Tidwell and Troy Carter.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Mary Nan; daughters Dayna Carter, of Hot Springs, Denise and Jim Gray of Hot Springs, Dru and Gary Cosby of Hinsdale, Illinois, Debra Carter of Carrollton, Texas, and a son, John "Butch" and Carol Carter of Hot Springs.  He is survived also by his grandchildren, Cecile and Anna Claire Cosby, Thomas May, Coleman and Kelsey Gocia; sister, Mary Jane and Mac McGregor of Gainesville, Florida; nephew Shawn McGregor; niece Shannon Farley; brother-in-law, Robert A. McClung of Chadford, Pennsylvania; nephew, Joseph McClung; and niece, Lori Puckett and mother-in-law, Geraldine Browning of Hot Springs.
He was a graduate from Hot Springs High School in 1955 and attended Henderson State University.  He founded Carter's Dairy, which he operated with his parents until 1969.  Johnny spent the remainder of his life raising and caring for his cattle on his family farm.  He was a member of the Garland County Cattleman's Association...
Graveside services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 28, 2007, at Hollywood Cemetery with Rev. J. B. Evans officiating.
Memorials may be made to Hot Springs Baptist Church Benevolence Fund or CASA.  (Caruth-Hale Funeral Home) [Sentinel-Record, July 26, 2007]  [Class of 1955]

Carter, Victor Dewayne "Wayne" - Victor Dewayne "Wayne" Carter, age 77, of Bismarck, passed away at home on Monday, January 20, 2014.
He was born on November 20, 1936 in Aly, Montgomery County, Arkansas, the son of Kermit Carter and Leora Tedford Carter. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Joan Henry Carter; his parents; and one brother, Bill Carter.
Wayne moved to Hot Springs as a young boy, later graduated from Hot Springs High School in 1955 and he briefly owned several small businesses. He also worked at Kroger, Craighead Laundry and, in 1991 he retired from Reynolds Cable Plant in Jones Mill. Wayne loved animals, but he especially loved horses and he spent many happy hours riding with his friends.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Mills Carter of Bismarck; two daughters and sons-in-law, Kim and Ernie Godsey of Bryant and Kara and Scott Harris of Conway; three grandchildren, Kaycee Godsey, Kaitlin Harris and Jack Harris; one special niece and nephew, Lisa Carter Greathouse and her husband, Randy and Rick Carter, all of Bismarck; and a number of step-children, step-grandchildren; step-great-grandchildren; other relatives; and a host of wonderful friends.
Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, January 23, 2014 in the Davis-Smith Funeral Home, Hot Springs with Justy Smith officiating. Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Wednesday evening.    [from Davis-Smith Funeral Home online obituary]    [Class of 1955]

Cash, Robert Nolan - Robert Nolan Cash, 75 ,of Hot Springs, died on February 23, 2014. He was born in Hot Springs on June 20, 1938, to the late Nolan and Vera Cash.
He is survived by his wife of fifty-five years, Sandra; a son and daughter-in-law, Raymond and Kathy Cash of Hot Springs, a daughter and son-in-law, Jessie and Ross Hardy, and a sister and brother-in-law Velva and Doyle Whitesel all of Hot Springs and a sister, Diana Lambert of Amity. He is also survived by grandchildren Ramona Hicks, Jamie Duncan, Drake Hardy, Shane Hardy, Bailey Cash, Kristy Miller and Sierra Hardy and great grandchildren Kinley, Taylor and Ashley Miller.
He is preceded in death by his parents Vera and Nolan Cash of Hot Springs and a sister, Lucretia Epp of Turpin, Oklahoma.
Robert graduated from Hot Springs High School and attended Henderson State University. He was the owner of a wholesale florist company, B & R Sales and a real estate broker for many years and he enjoyed investing his time and energy in improving real estate in the Park Avenue area of Hot Springs. He attended the Jessieville Church of God and enjoyed participating in church activities including singing, contributing to the church newsletter and playing his Dulcimer. He was a private pilot and a member of AOPA for over forty years. He was very proud of helping his grandchildren attend college.
Pallbearers will be his son Raymond Cash, son-in-law Ross Hardy, grandsons Drake and Shane Hardy and sons-in-law CJ Duncan and Kyle Hicks.
Visitation will be from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at Caruth-Hale Funeral Home. Service will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday February 27 at Oaklawn Church of God with Brother Larry McNeely officiating.    [from Caruth-Hale Funeral Home online obituary]    [Class of 1956]

Chandler, Martha Reeves - Martha Reeves Chandler, age 63, of Benton passed away November 13, 2010, in Benton. She was born July 28, 1947, in Little Rock to Lester J. and Chole (Reeves) Chandler.
Ms. Chandler was a graduate of Texas Women’s University, received her masters degree in Human Services at St. Edwards University, and was a student recruiter for Texas Women’s University and the University of Texas.
She was preceded in death by her father, Lester J. Chandler, in 2006.
Survivors include her mother, Chloe Chandler of Benton, three aunts, Geneva Kiem, Dorothy Bussey, both of Malvern, and Carmen Chandler of Benton, numerous cousins and many friends.
Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 16, 2010, at New Rosemont Memorial Park in Benton under the direction of Roller-Ballard Funeral Home in Benton (501-315-4047) with Brother Frank Thurman officiating.
There will be no visitation.
The family request memorials be made to Calvary Baptist Church, 612 Valley View, Benton, AR 72019.    [from Roller-Ballard Funeral Home online obituary]    [Class of 1965]

Chapman, Odie LaVerne Cook - Odie LaVerne Chapman, 76, passed away February 23, 2013.
She was born in Hot Springs on November 18, 1936. LaVerne was a graduate of Hot Springs High School and attended collage at OBU. She married Glen, the love of her life, in 1958. LaVerne truly loved her family, especially her children and grandchildren. She was a talented artist, making beautiful stained glass lamps and windows. She also enjoyed helping Glenn with his woodwork projects. Her kindness will be missed by all who knew her.
LaVerne was preceded in death by her parents, Marjorie and Otis Cook and her sister, Dorothy Lane.
She is survived by her husband, Glenn; two sons, Steve (Lynne) Chapman and Greg (Tina) Chapman; one daughter, Julia Chapman. She is also survived by her three granddaughters, Brittany, Shelby, and Lyndi Chapman, as well as one grandson, Dylan Chapman, all of Hot Springs.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Oaklawn Baptist Church.
A special thanks to Latecia and Tammy of Central Arkansas Hospice.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Caring Place in Hot Springs.    [from Sentinel-Record obituary]    [Class of 1954]

Chatterton, Carlyn Manning - Carlyn “Tootsie” Chatterton of Middleville passed away Wednesday April 17, 2013, at the age of 81 after a long struggle with cancer. She was born in Wellsville, New York, to Foster and Jennie Manning on December 18, 1931. Tootsie graduated from High School in Hot Springs, Arkansas, where she met and married her husband Sterling Chatterton on July 9, 1949. Together they retired in Winter Haven, Florida, where they lived for ten years until their health changed and they moved to Middleville. Everywhere Tootsie lived, she loved to lead Bible studies. She studied nutrition her entire life and published a cookbook of nutritional mixes. She was a loving mother and grandmother.
Surviving are her husband of 63 years, Sterling; children, Ken (Rosy) Chatterton of Shelbyville, Karen (Jim) Wright of Brighton and Katie (Mike) Ambrose of Middleville; grandchildren, Jamie (Ron) Szopa, Amy (Greg) Kolar, Stacy Chatterton, Benjamin Wright, Beth Wright, Melanie (Matthew) Buckwheat, Timothy (Crystal) Ambrose and Michael Ambrose II; great-grandchildren, Isabella Szopa, Isabella Ambrose and Ellie Rose Buckwheat; brother, Foster (Patricia) Manning of Singapore. Preceded in death by her sister, Louise Alma Manning; brother, Leon Ray Manning; great-grandson, Nicholas John Veeninga.
Tootsie’s family will receive friends on Saturday April 20, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at 1:00 p.m. at Lauer Family Funeral Homes-Wren Chapel 1401 N. Broadway in Hastings with Rev. Dr. Matthew Mangan officiating.  [from Lauer Family Funeral Homes online obituary]  [Class of 1950]

Chote, Carrie Lucille Reynolds - Carrie Lucille Crews Reynolds Chote, 79, of Hot Springs, was called home to be with the Lord on Friday, December 14, 2012, at National Park Medical Center after an extended stay.
She was born May 25, 1933, at Mountain Home Community in Montgomery County, Arkansas, to George Franklin Reynolds and Carrie Jane Crews Reynolds. Due to her mother’s death at her birth, Lucille was to be raised by her grandparents, Macon Green and Mary Lou Whisenant Crews, but her grandmother died three months later and she was raised by her aunt, Venia Crews (later Reynolds and Ivey). Uncles John and Henry Crews also assisted in raising Lucille. She was married on November 10, 1950, to Carl Ellis Chote at Piney Baptist Church by the late Rev. Edward Anderson. She graduated from Hot Springs High School in 1952. She was born into the family of God on October 20, 1976, at home and baptized at Piney Baptist Church. She was a charter member of Hot Springs Baptist Church.
She worked at Peeple’s Grocery (on Third St.) where she met Carl, Cecile’s Shop (on Central) and Ross Maddox before she stopped due to shingles and then to become a stay-at-home mother. After her children became teenagers, she worked as a teacher’s aide at Gardner Elementary School, a clerk at Wal-Mart Pharmacy and a sales clerk at Dunkin’ Donuts, which became House of Donuts.
She was involved in the Parent-Teacher Association for 11 years, including serving as president in 1971-1972. She helped Gardner Elementary PTA complete two cookbooks. She was awarded a life-time membership to the National PTA during that time. She had been a member of the Melting Pot Genealogical Society, serving in different capacities. She was Women on Mission Coordinator for Second Baptist Church and later Hot Springs Baptist Church from 1995 to 2005.
Her hobbies included: Sewing/knitting, raising African violets, genealogy and collecting hummingbird things, Barbies and over 50 Nativity sets.
She is predeceased by her parents; her husband of 60 years; two brothers and one sister-in-law, George Monroe and Maggie Ellen Reynolds and Henry Reynolds; one sister and two brothers-in-law, Raymond Rowton and Doyle and Marie Rowton; four brothers-in-law and two sisters-in-law, Susie and Orville Berry, Jesse and Dorothy Chote, Luther Chote, Richard Chote, and Tommy Gossett.
She is survived by two daughters and one son-in-law, Carla Jane Chote and Cathy and Terry Johnson, of Hot Springs; one granddaughter and her husband, Renee and Dustin Yeager, of Conway; one grandson, Kevin Johnson, of Hot Springs; one sister, Christine Rowton, of Okolona; one sister-in-law, Marie Reynolds, of Glenwood; two sisters-in-law and their husbands, Mary (Gossett) and P. C. Howeth, of Henderson, Texas and Barbara and Charles Haufe, of Hot Springs; two sisters-in-law, Ruthie Chote, of Grand Saline, Texas, and Peggy Chote, of Center, Texas; her stepmother, Ernestine Reynolds, of Glenwood; a stepmother-in-law, Wilma Chote, of Hot Springs; two aunts, Virgie Mae Crews, of Glenwood and Audrey Crews, of Jacksonville; nieces and nephews; cousins and other relatives; and many friends.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Hot Springs Baptist Church with the Revs. Gerald Taylor, Manley Beasley and Teddy Hill officiating.
Pallbearers will be Kevin Johnson, Dustin Yeager, Thomas Reynolds, Wayne Rowton, Ronnie Chote and Howard Gossett. Honorary pallbearers are National Park Medical Center staff, especially Med/Surg, ICU, Respiratory, and Physical Therapy departments, Hot Springs Baptist Elizabeth Sunday School Class and Women on Mission, Hot Springs High “Class of ‘52 Gals”, Dr. Timothy English and the other doctors who helped with her care, and her longtime friend, Melba Henning, of Benton.
Visitation will be held from 2-5 p.m. today in the Davis-Smith Funeral Home, Hot Springs.
Interment will be in Bethel Cemetery in Glenwood.
Memorials may be made in her honor to the Hot Springs Baptist Church, 144 Weston Road, Hot Springs, AR 71913, to Charitable Christian Medical Clinic, 133 Arbor Street, Hot Springs, AR 71901-3535 or the Gideon’s International at P.O. Box 114, Hot Springs, AR 71902.  [from the Sentinel-Record, December 16, 2012, page 8B]    [Class of 1952]

Colbert, Mary R. Watkins - Mary Watkins Colbert of Pauls Valley, Oklahoma was born to William and Ada (Whittington) Watkins on April 13, 1922 in Mt. Ida, Arkansas and passed from this life on July 8, 2009 in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma at the age of 87 years.
Mary grew up and attended school in Mt. Ida, Arkansas and graduated from high school in Hot Springs, Arkansas.
She married Paul Colbert in Hot Springs and together they made their home in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma where they owned and operated Paul’s Shoe Store for 33 years.
Mary was a 57-year member of the Pauls Valley First United Methodist Church and the Crusaders Sunday school class. She hosted and participated in several bridge clubs, was an avid reader, a member of the PEO and a devoted civic volunteer.
Mrs. Colbert is survived by 3 daughters: Mary Ann Martin of Clewiston, Florida, Cindy Bozarth and her husband Bob of Ft. Worth, Texas, and Linda Jones and her husband Jackie of Pauls Valley, Oklahoma; 1 sister: Marguerite Tullos; 8 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Colbert was preceded in death by her husband: Paul Colbert; son: Paul Clay Colbert; her parents: William and Ada Watkins; brother: John Watkins; and sister: Blanche Martin.
Funeral services for Mrs. Colbert are scheduled for Tuesday, July 14, 2009 at 10 a.m. in the First United Methodist Church in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma with Dr. Bob Kanary officiating. Interment will be in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery under the direction of Wooster Funeral Home.
You may send a condolence to the family at
The family will receive friends on Monday, July 13, 2009 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to: The First United Methodist Church of Pauls Valley, the PEO Sisterhood or the Pauls Valley General Hospital Auxiliary.    [Source unknown; sent to us by her grandson]    [Class of 1940]

Cole, Jessie Wadsworth Townsend - Jessie Wadsworth Cole was born on January 12, 1942, in Hot Springs, Arkansas. She attended schools in Hot Springs where she graduated from high school. After high school, she represented the city as Miss Hot Springs. Jessie married and continued her life as a mother and homemaker in Pine Bluff. While in Pine Bluff, she worked at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. After raising her two sons, Billy and Bubba, she moved to Fort Myers, Florida, and then spent the last 10 years of her life in the small community of Doniphan, Missouri.
In addition to Jessie's wit and humor, Jessie was a talented seamstress and creator of many lovely pieces that she produced with simply her hands, a sewing machine and her beautiful choices of selected fabric.
Jessie was so proud of her family and will be sweetly missed by her children, grandchildren and friends. Jessie is survived by her loving sons, William "Bill" Warren Townsend, Jr., of Fort Myers, Florida, and Bryan "Bubba" Lawton Townsend, of Louisville, Kentucky, one grandson, Bryan Townsend, of Nashville, Tennessee, one granddaughter, Sydney Townsend, of White Hall, Arkansas, and her devoted caregiver, Mary Lynn of Doniphan, Missouri.
Graceside services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday April 28, 2012, in Greenwood Cemetery with Father Alan Rosenau officiating. [from Gross Funeral Home online obituary]    [Class of 1960]

Coleman, Nancy Joy Anderson - With a sweet grace that was all her own, Nancy Joy Coleman, 74, of McGregor, left this world to join her Lord on July 3, 2013. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, July 6, 2013, at Grace Gardens Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, July 5 at the funeral home.
This tender lady led a life that brought joy to her family and to those who encountered her ready smile and quick humor. She was the mother of three children and six grandchildren whom she adored. Her family was her life and she cared for them with a concern and loyalty that let each one know the love that was in her heart.
Nancy is survived by her husband William P. Coleman, M.D.; son, Marion Lee Coleman; daughters, Melissa and husband Bruce Clarke, M.D., Leslie and husband, Kyle Chapman; and grandchildren, Kate, Zach, Allie, Mackenzie, Scott, and Dylan.    [from Grace Gardens Funeral Home online obituary]    [Class of 1956]

Collier, Alice Loretta Keith - Alice Loretta "Keith" Collier, age 72 of Hot Springs, died December 7, 2014. Alice was born on February 15, 1942, the daughter of Marvin Keith and Ruby Thomason Keith. She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother: Millard Keith; one sister: Blanche Broadbent; three brothers-in-law: Arthur Broadbent, Franklin Collier, and Vernon Collier; and two sisters-in-law: Carletta Keith and Linda Collier.
On August 26, 1962, she was married to Martin Collier. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Hot Springs. She received her B.A of Education from Ouachita Baptist University, and then went on to receive her Master's from Arkansas State University. She taught for thirty-one years, beginning at Augusta Elementary School, next taught at Southside Elementary in Batesville, and then in 1979 began teaching at Lake Hamilton until her retirement.
She is survived by her husband of fifty-two years, Martin Collier of Hot Springs; one son and daughter-in-law, James M. and Donna M. Collier of Loveland, Colorado; one daughter and son-in-law, Alison G. and Mike G. Fendley of Hot Springs; six grandchildren and their spouses, Cody J. and Katherine Collier, Laura and Seth Maestas, Cammi Collier, Seth Fendley, Abby Fendley, and Wyatt Fendley; three great-grandchildren, Kenley Maestas, Kadence Maestas, and Starlynn Peterson; and one sister-in-law, Margaret Collier, and also numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.
She was a loving and highly-valued wife, mother, grandmother, sister, friend, aunt, great-aunt, and teacher.
A great accomplishment and beautiful celebration in her life was she and Martin's 50th wedding anniversary and renewal of their wedding vows, in August 2012.
She greatly valued time with her family members, and loved to spend time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. We are comforted to know that she spent her last day having a great time with some of them. She was also anxiously looking forward to the birth of her third great-grandchild.
She loved it when the family all came together for holidays, weddings, and other occasions. She treasured good times and travels with her constant companion; her husband.
Alice was always thinking of others. Even when shopping for herself, more often than not she wound up buying gifts for others instead. She enjoyed keeping up with her classmates and helping with reunions and lunches. Alice was a great conversationalist, eager to share her own stories and asking others about theirs. She purposefully put special touches on celebrations as well as everyday occasions.
Teaching and reading were Alice's passions. She was an excellent and dedicated reading teacher and kept notes and ideas on phonics strategies in order to one day write a book. She was inspired by the book Little Women to be called "Marmee" as a grandmother.
Alice also enjoyed music, cooking, and special performances such as Branson shows. She enjoyed pleasant photography and pictures of God's creation, whether they were of oceans, beaches, mountains, or family members.
Her legacy here on Earth will continue; for she played not a small, not a medium, but an enormous role in so many lives. Alice will surely be among those that will hear the words, "Well done thy good and faithful servant."
Services will be held on Friday, December 12, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. in the Davis-Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Hot Springs with Bro. John McCallum officiating.
Visitation will be held at Davis-Smith Funeral Home in Hot Springs on Thursday from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Graveside services will be held on Friday at 3:00 p.m. at Augusta Memorial Park, Augusta, Arkansas. Following will be a gathering at the home of Margaret Collier.
Pallbearers will be Seth Fendley, Cody J. Collier, Seth Maestas, Richie Broadbent, Charlie Broadbent, David Keith, and David Shilling. Honorary pallbearer is Clyde F. Collier.
In lieu of flowers, donation memorials can be made to Family Life Ministries or Compassion International. Please contact the family for more information.    [from Davis-Smith Funeral Home online obituary]    [Class of 1960]

Conrad, June Demby - June Demby Conrad, 73, of Hot Springs died Friday, March 8, 1996, at a local hospital.
Born June 14, 1922, in Hot Springs to Tessie Peden and Wilber P. Demby, she was a homemaker, lifetime resident of Hot Springs and former member of Arkansas Pioneers. She was a member of First Lutheran Church, Daughters of the American Revolution, VFW and Ladies Auxiliary.
Survivors include her husband, John J. Conrad;; cousins, and nieces and nephews.
A private service and burial will be at a later date by Hot Springs Funeral Home.
Honorary pallbearers are Drs. John Bond, Phil Woodward, Dale Kinchelow, Frank M. Burton and Loren Bohnen, Herman Garbarre, Carl Johnson, Jim Latture, L. A. Vaught, Mason Searcy, Morris Trantham, Margie Edwards, Wayne Allen and Russell Brandt.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorials are to First Lutheran Church or the Garland County Humane Society.  [from the Sentinel-Record]  [Class of 1940]

Cooper, Don Bert - Don Bert Cooper went to be with his Lord and Savior on June 27, 2007, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Don was born to Bert and Iva Thurman Cooper on January 30, 1929, in Hot Springs, Arkansas. He attended Oaklawn Elementary School and graduated from Hot Springs High School in 1947. He attended Henderson State University on a football scholarship for two years and graduated from the University of Tulsa in January 1953, with a degree in petroleum engineering. He married Jackie Hoyle Cooper on December 26, 1950. He was employed by Magnolia Petroleum Company, which later became Mobil Oil Corporation and then ExxonMobil, holding various positions around the U.S. and Canada in his 34-year career.
He retired back to his home town of Hot Springs in 1988. Don was charter president of Toastmasters International of Hot Springs, and was a member of the Poet's Roundtable of Hot Springs, National Park Rotary and Class V of Leadership Hot Springs. He was past president of Garland County Historical Society and volunteered at the historical society archives. He was a member of Oaklawn United Methodist Church, which he began attending at age 3, and was a very active member after his retirement. He belonged to the Wednesday Bible Study, the Men's Thursday Bible Study, and the Mary Clifton Sunday School class, which were all very important to him.
Don is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Jackie, and his daughter Jackie Jo Donna Fastenow and her husband David of Hot Springs, two grandsons, William David Fastenow of New York City and Aaron Hoyle Cooper of California, a sister-in-law and husband, Jo and Ned Armstrong of Perry, Oklahoma, nephews James and Gary Hayes and many dear cousins.
Don was predeceased by his son, Larry Don Cooper, and his parents. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, dedicated Christian and friend and will be greatly missed.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Oaklawn United Methodist Church, the Arkansas Hospice Foundation, or one's choice charity.
A celebration of life will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 2, at Oaklawn United Methodist Church with the Reverend Bonda Moyer and Reverend Jim Pennington officiating. There will be a visitation just prior to the celebration of life, starting at 9 a.m.
Pallbearers will be Clay Farrar, B. J. Smith, Mike Jared, Charles HOrton, Randy Pierce and Jesse Pierce. The members of the Men's Thursday Bible Study, Wednesday Bible Study, and the Mary Clifton Sunday School class are honorary pallbearers.
Hot Springs Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. [Sentinel-Record, June 30, 2007] [Class of 1947]

Cooper, Thomas Towell - Thomas Towell Cooper, 83, was born in Hot Springs February 21, 1931 to Lewis Downey and Eugenia Towell Cooper. He died October 23, 2014. He was predeceased by by his wife of 50 years Molly Brandt Cooper.
He is survived by his sons, Dr. Russell Cooper and wife Jill of Hot Springs and Scott Cooper and wife Leigh Ann of Maumelle, three grandsons Brandt and Whit Cooper of Hot Springs and Tom Cooper of Maumelle.
He is also survived by his identical twin, Hiram Cooper of Hot Springs with whom he shared an extraordinary lifelong bond.
Tom was a graduate of Hot Springs High School. He was a registered professional engineer with a master’s degree and two bachelor’s degrees from the University of Arkansas, a member of Tau Beta Pi and Alpha Pi Mu Honorary Engineering Fraternities, a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity and he was commissioned a Lieutenant at graduation and served in the U.S. Army.
He spent the bulk of his career at Little Rock Air Force Base serving as Deputy Base Engineer and a tour at Kadena Air Force Base, Okinawa, Japan.
Tom took an early retirement to care for his wife Molly who developed early onset Alzheimer’s disease. He devoted himself to her for eighteen years until her death. Tom was a lifelong member of Hot Springs First United Methodist Church.
A memorial service will be held Tuesday, October 28 at 11:00 a.m. at Gross Funeral Home in Hot Springs with Rev. David Wilson officiating. Memorials can be made to the First United Methodist Church or the Alzheimer’s Association.
The family would like to Thank Nancy Winkle and staff with Gratitude of Hearts Senior Care and the nurses and caregivers with Arkansas Hospice.    [from Gross Funeral Home online obituary]    [Class of 1949]

Crain, Patricia Johnson - Chesapeake, Virginia - Patricia Ann Crain, 78, of Rodgers Street passed away Sunday, September 19, 2010. Born in Hot Springs, Arkansas, she was the daughter of Clarice and Victor Johnson and was predeceased by her husband Eddie Lee Crain.
Survivors include six children, Vicki DiBiase, Jeanne Crotts and husband Mark, Barbara Taylor and husband Stanley, Denise Stowe and husband David, Edward Crain and Michael Crain and wife Lisa; fourteen grandchildren; twelve great-grandchldren and one great-great granddaughter; a sister, Barbara Johnson as well as a large extended family.
The funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 22, 2010, at the Francis Gay Chapel of Oman Funeral Home and Crematory, 1146 Rodgers Street, Chesapeake. The interment will follow in Riverside Memorial Park.
The viewing will begin on Tuesday with the family receiving friends from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home. At all other times, the family will be at the home of Denise Stowe, 2313 Rodgers Street, Chesapeake.    [from Oman Funeral Home and Crematory online obituary]    [Class of 1950]

Crone, Leah Nobben - Leah Crone, 74, of Hot Springs passed away Thursday December 11, 2014. She was born July 29, 1940, to the late Aleene Pearcy Nobben and Billy Nobben in Hot Springs.
Leah was the office manager for Dr. Wayne Neaville, DDS, since 1984 and was a member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. She was predeceased by her parents and her husband, Jimmy Crone.
Survivors include one cousin, Cindy Godwin of Columbus, Georgia and special friends, Randal Allen, August Allen and Cal Foreman.
Graveside services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday December 13th at Memorial Gardens Cemetery with Reverend C. B. Baker officiating.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Luke’s Episcopal Church or the charity of one’s choice.    [from Hot Springs Funeral Home online obituary]    [Class of 1958]

Crume, Phillip Wilkes - Phillip Wilkes Crume, 75, of Hot Springs, Arkansas, passed away October 11, 2013. He was born March 16, 1938, to the late L. W. and Frances Crume.
He is a graduate of Hendrix College and University of Arkansas School of Law. He participated in the 1970 Arkansas Constitutional Convention. He enjoyed photography, traveling, gardening and cooking. He was an avid food connoisseur and an auto enthusiast. He had current membership at both the Moose Lodge and the Elks Lodge. Phil had recently retired after 18 years as a certified instructor at the Hot Springs Rehabilitation Center.
He is survived by his children: Cathi (Bill) Wallace; Mike (Naomi) Crume; Kim Walters, Kelley (Paul) Fikes; Leslie (Wesley) Smith; Lisa Crume and his grandchildren Keaton, Alyssa Crume; Zach, Savannah Walters; Garrett, Lauren Fikes; Logan, Olivia, Taylor, Warren Smith; Alex McClard and Blayne Bump. He will also be missed by his longtime companion Betty Christianson.
The family would like to thank the Genesis Cancer Center and Dr. Grose and staff for providing such good care.
A gathering of family and friends will be held 3:00 pm Tuesday at Caruth-Hale Funeral Home Chapel.    [from the Caruth-Hale Funeral Home online obituary]    [Class of 1956]